From the Old Notebooks: Denmark, July 2001

December 5, 2015


Recording Schubert 1816 Sonatas 3 12 15

December 4, 2015

Schubert-Three Sonatas for Piano & Violin 1816 Peter Sheppard Skaerved – Violin (Leopold Widhalm 1782) Bow (F X Tourte 1770-1800) Julian Perkins-Square Piano (Clementi 1801) Raw outtakes from recording 3 12 15 St John the Baptist Aldbury Engineer-Jonathan Haskell, Astounding Sounds D Major Sonata Allegro Molto [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Andante [Audio […]

Celebrating Leopold Widhalm (1722 – 1786)

November 29, 2015

Celebrating a violin by Leopold Widhalm (1722 – 1786) of Nuremberg, Bavaria. This violin, which is the property of a renowned collector, will be used by Peter Sheppard Skaerved, to record Schubert Sonatas (1816), in December 2015 The violin has an elegant, almost alarmingly precisely cut fruit-wood scroll.  

From the Old Notebooks: Summer 2003

November 29, 2015

From the Old Notebooks: Spring 2005

November 29, 2015

From the Old Notebooks. Denmark Summer 1992

November 28, 2015

Bassano, Maggini, British Museum 26 11 15

November 26, 2015

Bassano, Maggini, British Museum 26 11 15 Giovanni Bassano-Ricercata 2 (1585) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Maggini ca.1585) Outtake from film made in the Kunstkabinet of the Waddesdon Room, British Museum, London 16 11 15 An astonishing morning. Filming a ricercar from Venice (1585), next to a cabinet from Milan […]

Review: Telemann Fantasies (Fanfare)

November 25, 2015

A note: All that I ask is that people listen. When they listen carefully, the response will be complex, and I like that! Two more things. I chose 416 A, because, I like it, and ahem, I did record the Telemann Fantasies, for Meridian, in July 1992. Enjoy-then buy the disc! http://www.divine-art.co.uk/CD/23203info.htm Fanfare Magazine-Review December 2015 […]

From the Old Notebooks. March 2002

November 22, 2015

The challenge of the virtuosi/improvisers

November 22, 2015

There’s a challenge for us all. The 19th century was the highwater mark of the improvising virtuosi. It was their bread and butter, the very stuff of what we now call ‘classical music’. By 1836 Pierre Baillot noted (in l’Art du Violon) that young players did not know how to improvise any more. So here’s […]